Two St. Lucie County Jail inmates test positive for COVID-19

first_imgSt. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara, has announced that two inmates at the St. Lucie jail have tested positive for the coronavirus.The announcement was made at a press conference on Monday afternoon.Sheriff Mascara reported that the two inmates who worked in the kitchen both reported having chills and body aches on May 13th. At around the same time, officials were informed that the jail’s food service contractor, Aramark, received word that one of their employees had recently come into contact with someone who tested positive for the coronavirus and has since tested positive themselves.The inmates were immediately isolated from others in the jail and authorities have since began a contract trace investigation.Five other inmates, 13 sheriff’s office employees, and two Aramark employees have also been quarantined as a safety measure.“The entire dormitory that housed the exposed inmates has been placed on a lockdown quarantine to ensure that no other inmates display symptoms or come in contact with others in the jail,” Sheriff Mascara said.So far, no other inmates or staff members have tested positive for the virus.The St. Lucie Jail is now limiting kitchen access to only necessary employees and inmate workers.Aramark reported that they believe the staff member who tested positive was asymptomatic and they have since increased social distancing protocols and sanitization measures.last_img read more

Smarkets enters horseracing sponsorship

first_img Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 London headquartered Smarkets has agreed a horseracing sponsorship deal for the very first time, as revealed in The Racing Post.The betting exchange has entered the agreement with The Jockey Club, covering 35 fixtures throughout 2018, beginning at Wincanton this coming Saturday (January 6).Covering 11 of The Jockey Club’s 15 strong racecourse portfolio, including Aintree, Epsom, Haydock and Sandown, the deal spans over ten per cent of its 348 meeting scheduled to take place this year.In total Smarkets, who were recently chief sponsor of Queens Park Rangers, will be sponsoring 240 races, including the Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock in August.Jason Trost, Chief executive, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Jockey Club and to be integrating our industry-leading betting exchange into the live horseracing experience.“The breadth of Jockey Club race days Smarkets will be sponsoring this year is a clear indication of our commitment to the sport, which is one of the most popular on our platform.”This news follows on from The Jockey Club’s announcement towards the end of 2017, that it is set to commit record prize money contributions for this year.A £4.2m increase sees Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) contribute £27.1 million to prize money from its own resources,  subject to abandonments and spread across all levels of the sport. Submit Share Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Smarkets gains green light to enter Swedish market July 28, 2020last_img read more